LAHORE - After the passage of 18th Amendment, the Provincial Ministry for Labour should review the existing draft of the policy for home-based women workers and set up a National Task Force in this regard. This was stated by the speakers in a seminar on 'One-day provincial consultation on the labour issues and post 18th Amendment situation in the context of home based workers policy and legislation. The consultation meeting was organised by HomeNet Pakistan, an NGO working for the welfare and to recognise them as labourers. The meeting was attended by the member based organisations from Multan, Faisalabad, Okara, Gujranwala, Sahiwal, Muzaffargarh, Sargodha, Sheikhupura, Kasur, Lahore districts and Islamabad. The speakers at the meeting stressed and urged the government to compile the data of home-based workers at union council level for its effective implementation. The speakers emphasised upon the parliamentarians particularly and members of the Punjab Assembly to play their positive role for the approval of the draft of the national policy for home-based workers. HomeNet Pakistan Executive Director Ume Laila Azhar highlighting the importance of the meeting said that Sindh, Punjab and Balochistan Assemblies had passed resolutions and recommending Provincial Chief Ministers for the issuance of notifications for the provincial council for home-based workers. She said government should understand the emerging situation for the implementation of the home-based workers policy. Highlighting the objectives of the provincial consultation is to share with major stakeholders the core components of the policy. She said that there is dire need to develop a common strategy in pursuance of the implementation of the policy at provincial level. The consultation meeting was also addressed by former MNA Mehnaz Rafi, MPA Sajida Mir, MPA Dr Amna Butter.